WASHINGTON, September 24 January 2022 – Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc., an Albers, Ill. organization is recalling approximately 87,382 pounds of assorted ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products that may have been mixed. Listeria monocytogenesThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. FSIS expects additional product labels to be added in the near future and urges consumers to check back frequently to see updated information. labels.
Various RTE meat products were produced from July 7, 2022 to September. 9, 2022. Product lists and product codes can be found for RTE meat products that are subject to recall. the game and includes all package sizes for all products with affected lot codes. Existing labels for RTE meat products can be found the game.
Products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST 20917” within the USDA inspection mark. These items are shipped to retail outlets and wholesale distributors in Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri.
The issue was discovered through product and environmental testing by FSIS and the detecting organization. Listeria monocytogenes in the processing environment and in products manufactured by the organization.
There are no confirmed reports of diseases or adverse reactions related to the consumption of these products. Anyone who is concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumption of contaminated food L. monocytogenes It can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, people with compromised immune systems, pregnant women, and newborn babies. Less commonly, people outside of these risk groups are affected.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, or life-threatening infection in the newborn. Serious and sometimes fatal infections can also occur in older adults and people with compromised immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. People in the high-risk category who experience flu-like symptoms within two months of eating contaminated food should seek medical attention and inform their healthcare provider about eating contaminated food.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ pantries, refrigerators or freezers. Consumers purchasing these products are warned not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts checks on recall activity of recalling firms. Calling back customers and taking steps to ensure the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Media and consumers with questions about the recall can call Connie Haselhorst, VP Operations, Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc., (618) 248-5151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consumers with food safety questions can call or live chat through the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Helpline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854). ask USDA Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Eastern Time). Consumers can also browse food safety messages at: ask USDA or send a question via email MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers who need to report a problem with their meat, poultry or egg products, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Tracking System is available 24 hours a day. https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.